Getting to Dublin

Getting to Dublin

Dublin is not only a charming capital worth visiting, but one of its perks is that it's extremely well connected to the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, the United States and Canada.

By Plane

The city of Dublin has one international airport that serves it called Dublin Airport (DUB). In 2023, nearly 32 million passengers landed or departed from it.

Travelling from the United States

Aer Lingus is Ireland’s national flag carrier airline and offers travellers direct flights to Dublin from the following U.S. cities: Washington, New York, Newark, Hartford, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

American carriers also offer non-stop flights to Dublin. For example, Delta connects Dublin and New York JFK up to 5 times a week.

Travelling from Canada

There are also interesting deals between Toronto and Dublin.

  • Air Canada - direct flights Toronto - Dublin 
  • Aer Lingus - nonstop flights from Toronto - Dublin

Travelling from the U.K.

There are nearly 900 non-stop flights a week to Dublin from the United Kingdom: 

  • Ryanair – London Standsted, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, East Midlands, Newcastle upon Tyne, Glasgow.
  • Flybe – Cardiff, Exeter, Doncaster, London Southend, Southhampton.
  • Aer Lingus – Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Southhampton.

Travelling from Europe

The rest of Europe is also very well linked to Dublin. The main airlines that fly to Dublin are the following:


If you're visiting other parts of Ireland and don’t wish to drive all the way to Dublin, the easiest way to is take a train to the capital. You can check out train schedules and prices at Irish Rail's website.


If you'd prefer to tour Ireland by bus, there are several coach companies that connect Dublin and other Irish cities. The most popular are Bus Éireann, Irish Citylink, JJ Kavanagh and Sons and GoBus.

Car rental

In Ireland, they drive on the left-hand side, so English drivers won't have any problems. If you're from the States or any other right-hand-side driving country, it might seem tricky at first, but it’s just a question of getting used to it. If you want to explore Ireland, the easiest way is to hire a car and take a self-driving tour.